How To Retrieve/Get Back Lost WAEC Certificate

If you lost, misplaced or burt your original WAEC certificate unintentionally and you have been looking for a way to get it back, do not panic at all. In this post I will show you how to retrieve/get back lost WAEC certificate. All you have to do is to follow the procedure in this article painstakingly. Trust me, you will eventually get back your WAEC result after this tutorial.

how to retrieve/get back lost WAEC certificate
how to retrieve/get back lost WAEC certificate

I had a friend who also misplaced his WAEC certificate. He forgot it in a public car while traveling to Onitsha, Nigeria. After doing some enquiries, he discovered how to get his certificate and he was able to get it back. Yes! that is exactly what i will explain to you today. I will show you how my friend was able to recover his WAEC certificate without any problem. Nonetheless, i must confess that this procedure is not very easy. It is very stressful and tiring.

Note: After following this tutorial, you will be able to recover your “WAEC Attestation of Result” not the “Original WAEC Certificate”. WAEC does not give out original certificates twice. Conversely, it is probably impossible to recover your exert WAEC certificate again. You can only get “WAEC Attestation of Result” which can be used for anything the original certificate can be used for.

Attestation of result was introduced by WAEC in August 10, 2015. According the examination board, this attestation of result is meant to replace the original result when it is lost. Below is a tweet by WAEC explaining this:

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How to retrieve/get beck your lost WAEC certificate

To get beck your lost WAEC certificate kindly follow the steps given below:

  • Visit any WAEC head office nearest to the school where you took your WAEC examination.
  • Inform any of the officials in duty that you lost your WAEC certificate and that you want to apply for WAEC Attestation of Result.
  • Give them a police report confirming that you lost your WAEC certificate, your recent passport and an affidavit for WAEC Attestation of Result.
  • Pay the required amount for the new certificate and provide other information about yourself (E. g your name, address, school where you wrote your examination etc).

Yeah! Those are the steps to retrieve your lost WAEC certificate easily. Nonetheless, i would like to also educate you about WAEC Attestation of Result. So if you want to know whether WAEC Attestation of Result has any limitation, continue reading below.

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Can WAEC Attestation of Result be used in place of original WAEC result?

For sure! WAEC attestation of result can be used for any thing the original WAEC result can be used for. Even if you intend to gain admission abroad, you can still use your WAEC attestation of result as long as it was issued to you by WAEC. So there is absolutely no need to doubt whether WAEC attestation of result can be used in place of WAEC.

Does WAEC attestation of result look like the original WAEC certificate? 

Yes! there is no much difference between WAEC attestation of result and WAEC certificate. The only difference is on the title of the two documents. In WAEC Attestation of result, the document is titled “ATTESTATION OF RESULT” . On the other hand, WAEC certificate is titled “CERTIFICATE“. This is basically the difference between “WAEC Attestation of Result” and “WAEC certificate”

Below is a tweet showing an example of WAEC attestation of result. It looks just like the original result but there is a little difference between the two.

How much to retrieve lost WAEC certificate? 

Well, there is no definate answer to this question. While some people say it is Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000), some say it is about fifteen thousand Naira (15,000). Nevertheless, there is no particular amount for retrieving WAEC certificate. In my opinion, if you want to follow the steps above just have about 15 – 24k with you.

How long will it take for lost WAEC certificate to be given?

Most times, it takes up to 30 months for persons who lost their WAEC results to receive it. Nevertheless, there is actually no particular time for that. In fact, whenever you apply for a new WAEC certificate, they will tell you when to come and collect your WAEC certificate.

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Yes! That is all i can tell you on the how to retrieve/get back lost WAEC certificate. If you had any problem following this tutorial kindly let me know what the problem in the comment section. Accordingly, if this tutorial worked for you, do not also forget to let other readers know in the comment section.

23 thoughts on “How To Retrieve/Get Back Lost WAEC Certificate”

  1. Adeeyo islamiyat adejumoke

    Pain remover was pour on my weac result and the last number of my date of birth was erase.

  2. Thanks for the information. Do you need your exam number to apply for the attestation ? I forgot my exam number, can I still apply ?


    It Indicated That It will Take Up To 30 Months Which Means 2 1/2 Years, Pending The Time What Will I Use In Place Of It?
    I Need It Urgently That Why.

  4. I my own case I am not sure if it was really lost the certificate was suppose to be in my secondary school where I sat for the exam but we were made to understand that it was not released which we believe before we get to know from unofficial source that all the certificate was lost by the principal before getting to the school. Yet to know the tru faction of the story can I still consider it lost and apply for attestation ?

  5. Edogame Emmanuel

    Comment Text* mine got missing. I took the exam at Maiduguri but now am in pH. How can I go about it? please someone should educate me.

  6. Since WAEC stopped date of birth correction on original certificate, can the date of birth be corrected if one applies for attestation of result?


    I lost my waec result and forgot the center number, and waec registration number but I wrote the exam at Ikorodu name of the school center community senior grammar school Gberigbe pls i need ur assistance

  8. Ayinla temitope

    Please i need help,my WAEC certificate result get lost when i travel,if i can get attestation of result.i can provide the candidate number 4280749154 and the certificate number is 9582941.i have this numbers because i snapped it on my phone.the name on my waec result is OLUSOJI TEMITOPE but want to change it to AYINLA TEMITOPE ,someone should please help me out.there is more to it please if i can get notify on my MAIL i will be glad

  9. Can I apply the same steps mentioned in your article to get an attestation for The SSCE -Waec I wrote about 18 years ago, and have lost, which incidentally is a requirement in my MSc clearance.

  10. Emmanuel Ezedunor

    Good afternoon sir,
    Please I went to Asaba waec office for correction of date of birth but the man I met said they don’t do it

  11. Adelayo olajumoke

    Good day. I also have the issue of date of birth. Can I get attestation of results withing weeks or I should do the affidavit. I need it to study abroad. Do you think I can use affidavit

  12. Good day
    Can you remember your exam number,or center number or the name of the school you wrote the exam?

  13. Same here
    Please where you able to get a solution? I also need to to apply for school abroad.

  14. Pls have not collect my own original certificate yet and I need to change the name and date of birth how can I go about it

  15. Please I have collected my waec results and it’s with me…but i want to change the surname… will I request for change of name or attestation of results ? Are there going to be the same result ( ie between the change of name and attestation of results)?
    Thank you.

  16. Terzungwe Victor T

    My waec result is very much ok but can the board allow me to sit for it again if i decide to do so?

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